COVID-19 Dynamics & Evolution - Part 2

October 19-20, 2020

This meeting will feature cutting-edge research on COVID-19 epidemiology, modeling, and evolution selected from abstracts submitted by the scientific community.


Abstracts are being accepted for the following topics:

  • Epidemiology of COVID-19: Estimating key epidemiological features and parameters of COVID-19, incubation period, serial interval, R0, case fatality ratio, routes of transmission, contact tracing studies, superspreading events, etc; and designing and analyzing epidemiological studies, i.e, contact tracing efforts, serology studies, vaccine and clinical trials, etc. 

    Modeling SARS-CoV-2 spread and control:  Mathematical models to predict viral spread, epidemic forecasting efforts, methods for fitting models to data, estimating the effects of new types of interventions, within-host modeling, etc.

  • Evolution and phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2: Origins of SARS-CoV-2, phylodynamic and phylogeographic analyses, identification and interpretation of novel mutations, estimating epidemiological parameters from viral genetic data, etc.

Abstracts will beconsidered for oral or poster presentations.

Submissions should be a single 300-word paragraph and include all authors and their affiliations. 

We actively encourage participation of researchers from around the globe, including junior scientists and members of minority groups.

The deadline for submission has been EXTENDED to Sunday, September 20, 2020


Draft Agenda (all times are relative to start time of 06:00 Pacfic Daylight Time, UTC-7)
More information to come

Monda, October 19, 2020
6:00 am - 12:00 pm General Session
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Virtual Poster Session
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
6:00 am - 12:00 pm General Session
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Virtual Poster Session

Agenda last updated: September 14, 2020

Conference Chairs

Alison Hill, PhD

Alison Hill, PhD
Harvard University

Emma Hodroft, PhD

Emma Hodroft, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Basel

Morgane Rolland, PhD

Morgane Rolland, PhD
US Military HIV Research Program


green cmeThe abstract book will be available electronically. A link will be emailed to all registered attendees prior to the October 19-20 meeting.

The abstract book will be available for download on the conference website approximately (1) one week after the conference.

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